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 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

The Four Flies release just pops!


I take it that those pops are not pops & crackles from the vinyl. wink

Thanks for the info on the additional cues, though.

Glad to see that purple monkey didn't lose his job & is still washing away.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

Thanks guys for the updates. As a matter of fact, I was wondering if I should get the brand new CD of L'ITALIA VISTA DEL CIELO and there seems to be no doubt about it: this is a must have, as has been said. The style of Piccioni is immediately recognizable within a few bars in the superb main theme aka Primavera as well as in the 2d cue heard in the 1st film and featuring harpsichord and organ solos. The SICILIA episode will no doubt be worth it too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

The SICILIA episode will no doubt be worth it too.

The "Sicilia" episode has indeed very beautiful music and I can recommend it very much to you. It is different from "Emilia Romagna e Marche" in that the music is more pastoral with many melancholy and memorable guitar and flute solos. But of course that Piccioni style is immediately recognizable which he would later further develop for example in CRISTO SI È FERMATO A EBOLI or TRE FRATELLI.
As you can see from the track listing, the CD will have about 18 minutes from "Sicilia" (track 17-21) and a bit more than 45 minutes from "Emila Romagna e Marche" (track 1-16).
In the two episodes themselves newly composed music often alternates with short cues taken from earlier Piccioni scores also owned by CAM (for example SENILITÀ, I DOLCI INGANNI or MINNESOTA CLAY). All this stock music will of course not be on this Beat CD. But it means that much more music had been composed for "Emilia Romagna e Marche" than what can be heard in the episode itself which has a duration of 43 minutes.
I suppose that in the "Sicilia" episode mostly excerpts of those five longer tracks on the CD with altogether 18 minutes can be heard (besides the stock music which has been used there ).

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Since the "Piccioni-philes" seem to be out in force today smile I want to mention the Four Flies LP release of "Tre Notti D'Amore". I picked this up a month or two back and it is a revelation. I've had the CAM CD for many years and considered it to be "middle-of-the-road" Piccioni, but I now think my opinion was colored by CAM's mastering, which I guess I would describe as "indifferent."

The Four Flies release just pops! And as usual, their pressing of the LP is superlative. Once I got this recorded to CD-R, I've had it in heavy rotation around here. The LP does not include the tracks by Fusco and Rustichelli (except for "Mistico Amore") but has 4 Piccioni tracks that are not on the CAM CD ("Titoli," "Seq. 1," "Seq. 2" and "Come On Rome #2." ).

Earlier this year Four Flies put out a vinyl 7" of Piccioni's "Right Or Wrong"/"Once And Again" -- along with a few essential releases by other Italian composers. (Their expanded 2-LP release of Umiliani's "La Schiava Io Ce L'Ho E Tu No" is a must if you're a fan of that "Mah Nà Mah Nà" sound! ) Very limited pressings, but I believe that at the moment, these are all still available.

https://fourfliesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/3-notti-damore

Samples here:

https://soundcloud.com/fourfliesrecords/piero-piccioni-3-notti-damore


That is right up my street listened to those samples for Tre Notti D'Amore around the time they put them up I'm just hoping that it will get a cd release at some point feel the same from only listening to the samples that the score has elevated to different level.

Picked up there release for La Mano Lunga Del Padrino - Silvano D'auria only because it had included the cd have really enjoyed that one.

Zardoz I have really enjoyed Islam myself but I do like Il Mondo Di Notte more than La Notte Brava.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

The SICILIA episode will no doubt be worth it too.

The "Sicilia" episode has indeed very beautiful music and I can recommend it very much to you. It is different from "Emilia Romagna e Marche" in that the music is more pastoral with many melancholy and memorable guitar and flute solos. But of course that Piccioni style is immediately recognizable which he would later further develop for example in CRISTO SI È FERMATO A EBOLI or TRE FRATELLI.
As you can see from the track listing, the CD will have about 18 minutes from "Sicilia" (track 17-21) and a bit more than 45 minutes from "Emila Romagna e Marche" (track 1-16).
In the two episodes themselves newly composed music often alternates with short cues taken from earlier Piccioni scores also owned by CAM (for example SENILITÀ, I DOLCI INGANNI or MINNESOTA CLAY). All this stock music will of course not be on this Beat CD. But it means that much more music had been composed for "Emilia Romagna e Marche" than what can be heard in the episode itself which has a duration of 43 minutes.
I suppose that in the "Sicilia" episode mostly excerpts of those five longer tracks on the CD with altogether 18 minutes can be heard (besides the stock music which has been used there ).


Very interesting thanks for all your input Stefan anything new in the pipeline from Lavagnino on the way from Alhambra or anything else to be coming soon from Saimel hopefully they have had some reply's from Cam/Sugar.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2019 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

but I do like Il Mondo Di Notte more than La Notte Brava.

Either way we slice them, they are both keepers. We are lucky to have both on discs.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2019 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Very interesting thanks for all your input Stefan anything new in the pipeline from Lavagnino on the way from Alhambra or anything else to be coming soon from Saimel hopefully they have had some reply's from Cam/Sugar.

Unfortunately, I don´t think that the situation for Saimel has improved and I have got no news about it from Juan Angel during the last weeks anymore.

However, I can tell you that our next Lavagnino CD on Alhambra is indeed in the works and will probably be released in July or August - I have long finished my liner notes and we have all the tracks from the tapes and the track listing, but it still depends on the mastering and the booklet artwork which should both be ready during the next few weeks. It will be a peplum score from the early 60s with almost 50 minutes in stereo which has never been on LP or CD before. And we have also added a few tracks from another mid-60s adventure score as a bonus.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2019 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Thanks Stefan exciting news, I think it will be Lavagnino, but maybe it's Piccioni?

I'm still waiting on Islam to arrive, that looks like the Piccioni I most desire.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2019 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Thanks Stefan exciting news, I think it will be Lavagnino, but maybe it's Piccioni?


No, both scores on the Alhambra CD (peplum/adventure) will of course be by Lavagnino. There are really only a few tracks with about 8 minutes of music from that mid-60s adventure score which have been preserved on a master tape at all so that we will put them as a bonus at the end of the CD. The main attraction however will be the peplum score.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2019 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

That is very exciting news about the upcoming Lavagnino title being a Peplum score does that leave many other unreleased Peplum titles by Lavagnino and any Adventure titles by him are also a must have for me. smile


Sorry to hear that the situation has not changed for Saimel frown

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2019 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

There are really only a few tracks with about 8 minutes of music from that mid-60s adventure score which have been preserved on a master tape at all so that we will put them as a bonus at the end of the CD. The main attraction however will be the peplum score.

Does 'adventure' exclude the EuroSpy genre? Just wondering if we can expect these Lavagnino bonus tracks to be in a Superseven chiama Cairo vein or a Samoa mode?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2019 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Slighty off topic, but one of my favourite Lavagnino scores...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzXsTyfhQ-0&list=OLAK5uy_n2eqsO2hGNNeScwH8gPgyyenM2WvoVfTM&index=13

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2019 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Does 'adventure' exclude the EuroSpy genre? Just wondering if we can expect these Lavagnino bonus tracks to be in a Superseven chiama Cairo vein or a Samoa mode?

It doesn´t come from the EuroSpy genre and the main theme is more in the KALI YUG mode. Besides that main theme there are two waltzes which get played during a ball sequence in the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2019 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

I've just received 'L'Italia vista dal cielo' an absolutely brilliant soundtrack !
I cannot recommend it highly enough (but then what do I know ?)

Okay, for people some it mind sound a trifle "monothematic"but with such a beautiful main theme...who cares ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYfD35Wn-Lk

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2019 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

I've just received 'L'Italia vista dal cielo' an absolutely brilliant soundtrack !
I cannot recommend it highly enough (but then what do I know ?)


Hey, Leo, have you ever gotten the Saimel CD on L'Italia vista dal cielo?



I like this one a lot, so I plan to get the new Beat CD sometime this year.

Also, the new Beat/CF CD pairing 2 Ortolani soundtracks looks to be worthwhile as well ...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2019 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


Okay, for people some it mind sound a trifle "monothematic"but with such a beautiful main theme...who cares ?


I expect most of us collectors of Italian soundtracks have already come to terms with monothematic scores and repetitious cues. These should no longer be obstacles for us 'seasoned' fossils. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2019 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)


Okay, for people some it mind sound a trifle "monothematic"but with such a beautiful main theme...who cares ?


I expect most of us collectors of Italian soundtracks have already come to terms with monothematic scores and repetitious cues. These should no longer be obstacles for us 'seasoned' fossils. smile


Absolutely !

Leo (a well 'seasoned' fossil)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2019 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

thanks for all your input Stefan anything new in the pipeline from Lavagnino on the way from Alhambra or anything else to be coming soon from Saimel hopefully they have had some reply's from Cam/Sugar.

I can tell you that the situation at Saimel has indeed improved in the meantime and we will announce a new CD with an older Italian score from the Sugar/CAM vaults very soon. So stay tuned.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2019 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Great! Is it Lavagnino?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2019 - 3:53 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Great! Is it Lavagnino?

No, it won´t be Lavagnino. The Lavagnino CD will come from Alhambra - hopefully end of August/early September.
On Saimel we will release a score from a historical adventure movie of the late 50s by another composer. It will be a very long CD with about 77 minutes of music.

 
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